Kings Cross Life - Eddy's story





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Published on Dec 10, 2012

Eddy's been driving cabs in Sydney for 33 years, he's seen it all. Having survived a savage attack in the cross which 4 passengers broke his ribs and dislocated his shoulder, he has many a story to tell.

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I'm a taxi driver in Sydney, been driving cabs for over 33 years. I love my job, there's always a story everyday of helping somebody, and everyday there is an experience. I feel like I am a caretaker, more than a cab driver I have got a twenty-five year old son, and a twenty-three year old daughter. Ninety-nine percent of the public are absolutely beautiful, but not one cab driver escape incident of violence, it's part of the job. From Kings Cross, I personally ahh would be very careful of how I pick up, but you can never be too careful. One incident happened once, pick up four passengers, going down the ramp onto Williams street, and ahh, that day the front seat passenger, he ah, decided to ahh take it to the next step, so he decided to put the car into reverse. And ah, the whole four of them, they ah started bashing me, the whole four of them. I ended up with broken nose, and dislocated shoulder and cracked ribs, which I feel them every now and then. You can say, I am traumatized. Alcohol does affect your brain, when you have had enough, you have had enough, so the question is what are you doing to yourself? Kings Cross is an icon, and like the Harbour Bridge, and like the Opera House, Kings Cross will excel and expand. But I worry like hell, somebody out there should remind the young people someone who loves you at home, and wants to see you at home, and not in hospital or in jail. Don't go overboard, that's my advice for them.


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